Jack of many traits, Master of some!
Hi! My name is Josua.
It’s fantastic that you’ve gotten this far. You either read the blog article soon after it was published or a couple of years later. Both of these reasons make me happy.
This is my first blog post on this website. In the future, I plan to write articles that focus on specific topics. Yet, as an introduction, I’d like to provide a brief overview of my plans and goals for this blog.
I’ve been working on innovative project development since 2015. Triclap, our startup, creates digital social games that connect people digital world. Currently, I work as an innovation consultant. Here I’m assisting German companies in bringing their software projects to market.
Throughout the last few years, a wide range of projects have emerged. This is due to my tendency to become bored quickly and my want to learn about new topics. This means that I am losing sight of the big picture. That gets me to the reason I founded this website in the first place.
Why am I blogging?
Five years ago I didn’t have a rudimentary idea of what I could do for a living. Let alone what could make me happy.
So I started reading books. One of those books was Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers. By now, many people know the 10,000-hour rule. He states that people become outstanding specialists in their field when they have invested that number of hours in exercise.
While studying communication design in college, I worked on a variety of projects. I worked as a graphic designer, a copywriter, a website freelancer and a project manager. I especially enjoyed the latter because it allowed me to bring different skills to everyday work.
A year ago, I stumbled upon a book that came to me like a blessing from heaven. David Epstein’s “Range”.
Here he writes that the world needs generalists as much as specialists.
My blog is about one specific topic: Becoming a fulfilled generalist!
But this is not so much about generalism versus specialization.
You will be unstoppable if you are both an expert and a generalist.
Once you become an expert in one field, your skills as a generalist become more valuable than ever. Expertise allows you to get your foot in the door. It increases your value and opens up new opportunities for you.
It is a quest that will never be finished. But one on which you will learn an incredible amount of new things that are definitely worth sharing. I will give you insights into my daily projects.
I want to tell you what I learned from my projects and how they made me a more fulfilled generalist.
Glad to have you here.
Let’s become experts at not being experts.